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  • Study says bird flu detected in NYC: ‘a very small number of birds were found positive’


    by: Matthew Euzarraga

    Posted: Apr 10, 2024 / 02:22 PM EDT

    Updated: Apr 10, 2024 / 02:22 PM EDT SHARE

    NEW YORK (PIX11) – Avian Influenza, commonly called bird flu, has been detected in New York City according to one study.

    “A very small number of birds were found positive,” the study conducted with Mount Sinai and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee reads. “The presence of the virus poses a low but non-zero risk for humans and pets, more awareness about the presence of this virus in the urban animal-human interface is needed.”

    A bird flu outbreak was first detected in the U.S. at the beginning of the month at a facility in Texas. Since then, two human cases have been reported in the U.S. but neither were fatal.
    In both cases, flu-like symptoms and red eyes were reported, officials stated.


    Since the detection of the first case of bird flu in Texas, there have been no reports of a human infected with bird flu in the tri-state area. There is also no evidence that person-to-person contact can spread Avian flu, according to officials.​.. https://pix11.com/news/local-news/st...ound-positive/

    maybe reffering to Colorado?
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    • .....Meanwhile, the number of dairy herds in previously affected states continue to grow, with the total now at 21. Among other recent detections, Michigan now has a second positive herd, along with more detections on farms in Texas and New Mexico.​... https://www.cidrap.umn.edu/avian-inf...ina-dairy-herd
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      • HPAI Detected in North Carolina Dairy Herd

        April 10, 2024 Jefferson Weaver



        ....HPAI as first detected in a dairy herd in New Mexico, then in Texas, Idaho and Ohio. A farmworker contracted HPAI on a dairy farm in Ohio, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture said, and was successfully treated. The affected herds are being monitored and quarantined.

        North Carolina has a small number of dairy farms compared to other states. The 2022 USDA Agriculture Census showed 100 total cattle farms in North Carolina, with 5,458 cattle. Only one operating dairy was listed in Columbus, and that farm had no milking cows at the time. Two were producing in Columbus in 2017, according to census records.

        Nationally, there were 14,980 cattle farms, with 718,000 cattle on the 2022 census. Of those, 402 were bona fide dairy farms with 39,520 milk cows.....


        https://columbuscountynews.com/2024/04/hpai-detected-in-north-carolina-dairy-herd/

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        I have tried to fix this direct link to the article but I still get a 404 error message. Please go to https://columbuscountynews.com/ and read the dairy herd article.
        Last edited by sharon sanders; April 10, 2024, 03:23 PM. Reason: fixed link
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        • Originally posted by Treyfish View Post
          HPAI Detected in North Carolina Dairy Herd

          April 10, 2024 Jefferson Weaver



          ....HPAI as first detected in a dairy herd in New Mexico, then in Texas, Idaho and Ohio. A farmworker contracted HPAI on a dairy farm in Ohio, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture said, and was successfully treated. The affected herds are being monitored and quarantined.

          North Carolina has a small number of dairy farms compared to other states. The 2022 USDA Agriculture Census showed 100 total cattle farms in North Carolina, with 5,458 cattle. Only one operating dairy was listed in Columbus, and that farm had no milking cows at the time. Two were producing in Columbus in 2017, according to census records.

          Nationally, there were 14,980 cattle farms, with 718,000 cattle on the 2022 census. Of those, 402 were bona fide dairy farms with 39,520 milk cows.....


          https://columbuscountynews.com/2024/04/hpai-detected-in-north-carolina-dairy-herd/

          I tried to fix the link and I get a 404 error. Here is a screenshot of the Ohio human case mention:

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          This could be a typo by the newspaper?

          --------------------------------------------------

          I have tried to fix this direct link to the article but I still get a 404 error message. Please go to https://columbuscountynews.com/ and read the dairy herd article.​
          Last edited by sharon sanders; April 10, 2024, 04:22 PM. Reason: added bottom sentence

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        • Maryland Department of Agriculture Issues Order Restricting Movement of Dairy Cattle Into the State

          April 10, 2024


          Maryland Farmers Encouraged to Continue Biosecurity Practices

          ANNAPOLIS, MD (April 10, 2024) – The Maryland Department of Agriculture today issued an order restricting movement of dairy cattle into Maryland from states with confirmed outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in their herds.

          Last week, USDA announced detections of HPAI in dairy cattle herds in several states including Texas, Kansas, Michigan, Idaho, Ohio, North Carolina and New Mexico following increased illness and lower milk production rates among herds. USDA National Veterinary Laboratory Services confirmed the strain is H5N1, which has been circulating in the wild bird population for the last several years and appears to have been introduced to these herds by wild birds.

          Although there have been no detections of HPAI in cattle in Maryland, producers are reminded to practice strong biosecurity. Cattle owners should minimize animal movements and isolate sick cattle. New animals should be quarantined for a minimum of two weeks before introducing them to an established herd.

          “Maryland is home to a robust dairy and cattle genetics industry. The Maryland Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with state and federal partners, is actively monitoring and responding to this situation,” said Maryland Agriculture Secretary Kevin Atticks. “This order acts as another layer of protection for our Maryland farmers and ag industry partners.”

          ...

          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
          -Nelson Mandela

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          • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Detections in Livestock


            Last Modified: April 11, 2024​
            ...
            Confirmed Cases of HPAI in Domestic Livestock



            *Data updated weekdays by 4 pm ET. ​...
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            • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd

              Date published: 04/11/2024

              Copy Permalink For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 11, 2024
              Media Contacts: Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian, beth.thompson@state.sd.us

              Dana Munyon, DANR, dana.munyon@state.sd.us

              Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in South Dakota Dairy Herd

              PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (DANR) and the Animal Industry Board (AIB) have received confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) of the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a dairy cattle herd in South Dakota. This is the first confirmed case of HPAI in a dairy farm in South Dakota.

              “South Dakota Dairy Producers encourages all dairy producers to closely monitor their herd and contact their herd veterinarian immediately if cattle appear symptomatic,” said Marv Post, Chairman of South Dakota Dairy Producers. “USDA continues to emphasize that pasteurization kills the virus and that milk and dairy products are safe to consume.”

              Symptoms are mostly restricted to late-stage lactating cows and include a drop in milk production, loss of appetite, and changes in manure consistency. Producers are encouraged to practice good biosecurity on their farms such as limiting visitors and excluding any wild birds or animals from the dairy.

              Dairies are required to ensure only milk from healthy animals enter the food supply chain. Additionally, the pasteurization process of heating milk to a high temperature ensures milk and dairy products can be safely consumed, as confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). At this stage, there is no concern about the safety of the commercial milk supply or risk to consumer health. In line with long-standing policy, the CDC does not recommend consuming unpasteurized milk or raw milk. Pasteurization has continually proven to successfully inactivate bacteria and viruses, like influenza, in milk.

              USDA, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state veterinary and public health officials, continue to investigate the emerging illness among dairy cows that is causing decreased lactation, low appetite, and other symptoms.​

              https://news.sd.gov/news?id=news_kb_...ry%20Producers.
              "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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              • United States of America - Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-) - Follow up report 46


                GENERAL INFORMATION

                COUNTRY/TERRITORY OR ZONE
                ZONE

                ANIMAL TYPE
                TERRESTRIAL

                DISEASE CATEGORY
                Listed disease

                EVENT ID
                4451

                DISEASE
                Influenza A viruses of high pathogenicity (Inf. with) (non-poultry including wild birds) (2017-)

                CAUSAL AGENT
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza virus

                GENOTYPE / SEROTYPE / SUBTYPE
                H5N1

                START DATE
                2022/03/30

                REASON FOR NOTIFICATION
                Unusual host species

                DATE OF LAST OCCURRENCE- CONFIRMATION DATE
                2022/05/05

                EVENT STATUS
                On-going

                END DATE- SELF-DECLARATION

                NO REPORT INFORMATION

                REPORT NUMBER
                Follow-up report 46

                REPORT ID
                FUR_166872

                REPORT REFERENCE- REPORT DATE
                2024/04/11

                REPORT STATUS
                Validated

                NO EVOLUTION REPORT

                EPIDEMIOLOGY

                SOURCE OF EVENT OR ORIGIN OF INFECTION
                • Contact with wild species
                • Unknown or inconclusive
                EPIDEMIOLOGICAL COMMENTS
                Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 Eurasian lineage goose/Guangdong clade 2.3.4.4b has been confirmed in samples from dairy cattle in Idaho (ID), Kansas (KS), Michigan (MI), New Mexico (NM), North Carolina (NC), Ohio (OH), South Dakota (SD) and Texas (TX). Updates to the detections of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in livestock can be found at: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/livestock...ions/livestock. Wildlife detections unrelated to these livestock detections are reported from Missouri (MO), Kentucky (KY) and New York (NY).

                QUANTITATIVE DATA SUMMARY

                MEASURING UNIT
                Animal

                SpeciesSusceptibleCasesDeathsKilled and Disposed ofSlaughtered/ Killed for commercial useVaccinated Coyote (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-1-1-- Cats (DOMESTIC)NEW------TOTAL-714-- Virginia Opossum (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-431-- Domestic cat (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-611-- Goats (DOMESTIC)NEW------TOTAL16555--- Gray Seal (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-11--- Bobcat (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-752-- Striped Skunk (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-422714-- American Mink (WILD)NEW-1----TOTAL-1---- Tiger (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-11--- Harbor Seal (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-21192-- Racoon (Northern raccoon) (WILD)NEW-1----TOTAL-1654-- Puma (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-2222--- Bottlenose dolphin (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-11--- American Black Bear (black bear) (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-413-- Brown bear (Grizzly Bear) (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-431-- Polar Bear (WILD)NEW------TOTAL--1--- Red Fox (WILD)NEW-1----TOTAL-864819-- Amur Leopard (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-11--- Fisher (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-321-- North American river otter (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-11--- American marten (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-11--- Abert's squirrel (WILD)NEW------TOTAL-1---- Bovine (DOMESTIC)NEW------TOTAL-90000 All speciesNEW-3----TOTAL1652451495300

                DIAGNOSTIC DETAILS

                CLINICAL SIGNS
                YES

                METHOD OF DIAGNOSTIC
                Clinical, Diagnostic test
                Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL), Ames, Iowa Red Fox,Brown bear (Grizzly Bear),Tiger,Puma,Bobcat,Domestic cat,Fisher,Cats,Gray Seal,American Black Bear (black bear),Racoon (Northern raccoon),Harbor Seal,North American river otter,American marten,Virginia Opossum,Striped Skunk,Amur Leopard,Coyote,Abert's squirrel,Bottlenose dolphin,Bovine,Goats,American Mink,Polar Bear 201 2022/05/05 2024/04/09 Positive
                https://wahis.woah.org/#/in-review/4451

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                • Pathfinder
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                  Excerpts from the report:

                  NEW OUTBREAKS

                  South Dakota
                  Brown County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production.
                  ------------------------------------
                  Texas
                  Hale County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production, decreased feed consumption, pyrexia and increased somatic cell counts.
                  -----------------------------------
                  North Carolina
                  Wake
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. In order to protect data confidentiality, the second administrative division represents the approximate location of the laboratory that conducted the initial testing.
                  -----------------------------------
                  New Mexico
                  Curry County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical signs in lactating cattle included mastitis.
                  -----------------------------------
                  Texas
                  Castro County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production and loose manure.
                  -------------------------------------
                  Texas
                  Dallam County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production.
                  ---------------------------------------
                  New Mexico
                  Curry County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production.
                  -----------------------------------------
                  New Mexico
                  Curry County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production.
                  -------------------------------------------
                  New Mexico
                  Curry County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical sign in lactating cattle included a drop in milk production
                  -----------------------------------------
                  Michigan
                  Montcalm County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical signs in lactating cattle included decreased milk production and fever.
                  ------------------------------------------
                  Ohio
                  Wood County
                  Farm
                  A commercial dairy premises. Clinical signs in lactating cattle included decreased feed consumption, drop in milk production and yellow/thickened milk.
                  -----------------------------------
                  Missouri
                  Jackson County
                  Wild red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Samples were collected as part of a morbidity / mortality investigation.
                  Cases 1
                  ------------------------------------
                  Kentucky
                  Bourbon County
                  Wild mink (Neovison vison). Samples were collected as part of a morbidity / mortality investigation.
                  Cases 1
                  --------------------------------------
                  New York
                  Greene County
                  Wild racoon (Procyon lotor).
                  Cases 1

              • We are noticing a lot of typos in reporting which are confusing the human Texas case with other states. As said earlier in this thread, most local reporters do not routinely report on medical or science issues.

                To reporters and editors - Please check your copy BEFORE you click on the publish button.

                Thanks.

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                • DOH Secretary, Melissa Magstadt, Issues the Following Statement on H5N1 Avian Influenza

                  Date published: 04/12/2024

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                  For Immediate Release: April 12, 2024
                  Contact: Tia Kafka -DOHMedia@state.sd.us


                  Department of Health Secretary, Melissa Magstadt, Issues the Following Statement on H5N1 Avian Influenza

                  PIERRE, SD - In response to recent concerns surrounding H5N1 Avian Influenza, South Dakota Department of Health Secretary, Melissa Magstadt, underscores collaborative efforts with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to safeguard the well-being of both the state's population and livestock.

                  “The Department of Health is working with the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources to ensure the safety of the people and livestock in South Dakota. It’s important to note that the risk of human infection is low,” said Department of Health Secretary, Melissa Magstadt. “If you have had exposure to an H5N1-infected bird or animal and are showing signs and symptoms of infection, such as redness and swelling of the eye (conjunctivitis), cough, fever, or sore throat, visit your medical provider to be tested.”

                  Currently, there is no concern about the safety of the commercial milk supply or risk to consumer health. Dairies are required to ensure only milk from healthy animals enter the food supply chain. Additionally, the pasteurization process of heating milk to a high temperature ensures milk and dairy products can be safely consumed, as confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In line with long-standing policy, the CDC does not recommend consuming unpasteurized milk or raw milk. Pasteurization has continually proven to successfully inactivate bacteria and viruses, like influenza, in milk.

                  For more information, please see the H5N1 Avian Influenza page on the DOH website.

                  At the heart of the Department of Health’s mission is a simple goal: to protect and improve the health of all South Dakotans. The department is entrusted with the vital task of promoting wellness, preventing disease, and ensuring access to quality healthcare for all South Dakotans.

                  ###

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                  • Avian flu confirmed in dairy herds across 3 more West Michigan counties

                    by: Matt Jaworowski

                    Posted: Apr 12, 2024 / 03:37 PM EDT

                    Updated: Apr 12, 2024 / 03:37 PM EDT

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                    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in dairy herds.

                    MDARD announced the year’s first case on March 29 with an infection in Montcalm County. Now, outbreaks have been confirmed in Ionia, Isabella and Ottawa counties.

                    The agency did not identify which farms are dealing with the outbreak but classified them all as commercial farms, two of which have herds of at least 500 animals.​…
                    The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in dairy herds.
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                    • Originally posted by Treyfish View Post
                      Avian flu confirmed in dairy herds across 3 more West Michigan counties

                      by: Matt Jaworowski

                      Posted: Apr 12, 2024 / 03:37 PM EDT

                      Updated: Apr 12, 2024 / 03:37 PM EDT

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                      GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed three more outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza, also known as bird flu, in dairy herds.

                      MDARD announced the year’s first case on March 29 with an infection in Montcalm County. Now, outbreaks have been confirmed in Ionia, Isabella and Ottawa counties.

                      The agency did not identify which farms are dealing with the outbreak but classified them all as commercial farms, two of which have herds of at least 500 animals.​…
                      https://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan...igan-counties/
                      Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Detected in Three New Michigan Dairy Herds

                      April 12, 2024



                      LANSING, MI – Today, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Tim Boring announced the detection of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in dairy herds in three additional counties—Ionia, Isabella, and Ottawa—bringing the total number of affected herds to four. On March 29, MDARD announced the state’s first HPAI-positive dairy herd located in Montcalm County. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Veterinary Services Laboratory confirmed these detections late in the evening on April 11.

                      "What is happening with HPAI in Michigan, mirrors what is happening in states across the country. This virus does not stop at county or state lines, which is why we must all be on high alert. This news is unfortunate and upsetting for our poultry and dairy farming families and communities," said Boring. "Experts from across the nation continue to assess this situation and provide insights into the role of HPAI in the affected livestock as they become aware. MDARD continues working with our federal, state, and local partners to respond robustly to this disease. Thanks to recent budget investments, MDARD is well poised to properly engage in this response. If you believe your livestock are showing clinical signs, contact your veterinarian immediately. We're all on the same team as we combat HPAI."

                      According to the USDA, the Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Disease and Prevention, the commercial milk supply remains safe due to federal animal health requirements and pasteurization. Federal experts continue to stress there is no concern about the safety of the commercial milk supply or that this circumstance poses any increased risk to consumer health. Analysis of the virus from this case and the other cases of affected cattle has not shown any significant new adaptation to make the virus more transmissible between mammals. Therefore, the public health risk associated with HPAI remains low.

                      In Michigan, state law requires pasteurization for any milk sold in stores. Pasteurization has continually proven to inactivate bacteria and viruses, like influenza, in milk.

                      “HPAI doesn’t affect dairy cows the same way as it does with poultry. With proper veterinary care, cows are recovering. Biosecurity is the best line of defense. Still, we want to stress working with your veterinarian is fundamental for the recovery of affected dairy cows,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Nora Wineland, DVM, MS, DACVPM. “It continues to be vitally important for producers to work with their veterinarian, minimize the number of visitors to their farms, prevent contact between their animals and wildlife, and continue to monitor the health of animals vigilantly.”

                      Dairies continue to be strongly encouraged to implement enhanced biosecurity measures to help prevent the spread of disease. It is recommended to limit persons coming onto dairies to employees and essential personnel only and to follow best management practices, including washing hands often. Additional biosecurity resources are available through Secure Milk Supply.

                      HPAI is a highly contagious virus in birds and poultry that can be spread directly by infected wild birds or animals or indirectly through any item that has been exposed to the virus, such as equipment, feed, or the clothing and shoes of caretakers. The virus has been detected in various species of mammals, presumably after the animals come into contact with infected birds. The affected premises voluntarily stopped movement to limit the spread of the disease.

                      Producers who have concerns about their animals' health and/or questions regarding how to improve the measures they take to protect animal health on their farm should contact their veterinarian.

                      If anyone suspects the presence of HPAI or any other reportable animal disease in their domestic animals, contact MDARD immediately at 800-292-3939 (daytime) or 517-373-0440 (after-hours).

                      For more information on the detections of HPAI in cattle, please visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s website.

                      For more information on HPAI, visit www.michigan.gov/birdflu.​

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                      • hat tip Michael Coston for the map


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                        • Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Detections in Livestock

                          Last Modified: April 15, 2024
                          ...
                          Confirmed Cases of HPAI in Domestic Livestock

                          *Data updated weekdays by 4 pm ET.

                          State Species Date confirmed by NVSL

                          Michigan Dairy Milking Cattle 4/12/2024
                          Michigan Dairy Milking Cattle 4/12/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 4/10/2024
                          New Mexico Dairy Milking Cattle 4/10/2024
                          South Dakota Dairy Milking Cattle 4/9/2024
                          New Mexico Dairy Milking Cattle 4/9/2024
                          North Carolina Dairy Milking Cattle 4/9/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 4/9/2024
                          New Mexico Dairy Milking Cattle 4/6/2024
                          New Mexico Dairy Milking Cattle 4/6/2024
                          Michigan Dairy Milking Cattle 4/5/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 4/4/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 4/4/2024
                          Ohio Dairy Milking Cattle 4/2/2024
                          New Mexico Dairy Milking Cattle 4/1/2024
                          Kansas Dairy Milking Cattle 4/1/2024
                          Idaho Dairy Milking Cattle 4/1/2024
                          New Mexico Dairy Milking Cattle 4/1/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/30/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/30/2024
                          Michigan Dairy Milking Cattle 3/29/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/27/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/27/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/27/2024
                          Kansas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/26/2024
                          Kansas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/26/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/26/2024
                          Texas Dairy Milking Cattle 3/25/2024


                          "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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                          • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

                            Detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) in
                            Dairy Herds: Frequently Asked Questions


                            Updated April 16, 2024
                            ...

                            What is the appropriate nomenclature for this virus,
                            now that it has appeared in dairy cows?


                            From USDA’s perspective, highly pathogenic avian
                            influenza or H5N1 are the most scientifically accurate
                            terms to describe this virus.
                            This is also consistent with
                            what the scientific community has continued to call the
                            virus after it has affected other mammals. As a
                            reminder, genomic sequencing of viruses isolated from
                            cattle indicates there is no change to this virus that
                            would make it more transmissible to or between
                            humans, and the CDC considers risk to the public to be
                            low at this time. However, people with more exposure
                            to infected animals do have a greater risk of infection.
                            Since the virus is not highly pathogenic in mammals,
                            H5N1 is the most fitting of the two scientifically correct
                            options
                            . It is important to note that “highly pathogenic”
                            refers to severe impact in birds, not necessarily in
                            humans or cattle.
                            ...​

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